The Top 10 Entrepreneur Essentials For Bulletproof Success

The Top 10 Entrepreneur Essentials For Bulletproof Success

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As an Entrepreneur, you often need to start from scratch, go up against the corporate big guns, and take massive risks. Its not as easy as it sounds, that is why we have decided to share with you the 10 Top Entrepreneur Essentials For Bulletproof Success.

Read on and share with us any other pointers that you may have come across in your adventures as an Entrepreneur.

 

Top 10 Tips For Bulletproof Success

 

1. Be passionate about life, as well as your business. Entrepreneurs who have passion in business, as well as their life, may drive us all batty, but there is never a dull moment. These moments are always being transformed into options to be explored. They make life interesting and an adventure, and everyone loves an adventure.

2. Be delightfully authentic and honest. Authentic entrepreneurs are destined and determined to have fun, as well as move forward in business. They have an unerring confidence that’s inspiring yet attainable. They savor relationships, and are generous with themselves and their smarts, so they attract a savvy following.

3. Be revered for an amazing positive attitude. Rather than cave when things get tough, optimistic entrepreneurs go analytic, looking for pivots that keep their goals in sight. They are disciplined, upbeat thinkers, but they don’t take themselves too seriously, and know how and when to laugh it off. A negative attitude takes everyone down.

4. Be warm and completely accessible. Warmth comes from your smile, and facial expressions that indicate genuine interest. Investors and partners look for entrepreneurs that will look them straight in the eye when speaking, and give their full and undivided attention while you’re speaking. Everyone looks for “rapport talk” rather than “report talk.”

5. Have impeccable manners and flair. Entrepreneurs who are always looking for opportunities to be gracious and considerate are going to be liked, admired, sought after, and trusted. In business, that means staying connected, showing up on time, with no signs of boredom or preoccupation. It’s not always about you, so dress and talk for them.

6. Be competent and confident. Competent people accomplish more in business because they’re driven by a pronounced sense of purpose. They are willing to put themselves on the line, and have confidently done their homework to know what it takes. They are reliably consistent, and unafraid to ask for help.

7. Able to just “get it.” Entrepreneurs who “get it” are emotionally attuned to peers and customers, so that their gut-level instincts become informed judgments that move the business forward. “With-it”-ness takes work, like reading the right blogs every day, challenging yourself to stay abreast of the latest technology, and social media marketing.

8. Have a big bandwidth. Can you talk, with equal engagement and respect, to your company’s CFO and the guy who pumps your gas? Look for opportunities to praise and nurture the people with diversity. Get comfortable out of your circle of interest and expertise. Go for that black belt in networking.

9. Be vivid virtually. Developing a superior virtual presence requires a mastery of several mediums – phone, email, text messaging, as well as handwritten notes – but the payoff is undeniable. But don’t overuse virtual communication to the exclusion of face-to-face time In all cases, don’t forget your sense of aplomb, mastery of tone, and the spell-checker.

10. Build and use a board of advisors. The right board is a group of individuals who may not know one another, but know you, and know your business domain. Plus, they need to be willing to put their brains and their expertise at your disposal as long as you need it. No entrepreneur is an island, so take the initiative to build and use an advisory board.

 

Article By: Martin Zwilling

8 COMMENTS

  1. What a great article! I think that one of the essential skills that any successful person must have is the art of listening. Most people are too focused on talking about their product or service, with the intent of getting a sale. What they really need to do is ask the right questions to learn more about the person they hope to capture and then shut up and actually listen. When people feel that you genuinely care about them more than you do about making a sale, you then have the start of what is necessary to get the sale, which is building rapport.

  2. The willingness to test a hypothesis and see if your assumptions are correct is very important. Most people don’t test their hypothesis and go straight to the selling stage skipping customer discovery. If nobody wants what you are trying to sell it doesn’t matter how passionate you are.

  3. I just found this site and am loving it – one place for positive, motivational info for success-minded entrepreneurs! I especially like #3 above – - mindset is KEY in life and business and being known for a “can do” attitude 24/7 no matter what is invaluable. Thanks for the great post!

  4. Absolutely incredible site, I personally believe that we were created from the very beginning with unlimited supernatural abilities and the glimpse we get in many superhuman folks as Stan Lee would call them is just the tip of the ice-burg for mankind. We really can accomplish whatever we put our minds too.

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